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>>> fireworks come early. let's play "hardball". >>> good evening. i'm chuck todd. sitting in for chris matthews. >>> can't we all just get along. governments in minnesota shut down. lockouts in the nfl and nba. democrats and republicans aren't remetly close to an agreement on the debt ceiling. democrats and republicans are waiting for other side to blink on raising the debt ceiling and the mere prospect of default has real life implications for the rest of us, interest rates and the economic recovery. are the two parties really willing to play roulette with the u.s. and global economy. if the u.s. government defaults on its debts or comes close, disgust with our politicians could become so great that it could open a door to a serious run since an independent. not since ross perot have we seen anything like it. on this independence day weekend we ask, could you see an independent run by a third-party candidate? >>> plus, did mitt romney put on the flip-flops. romney told nbc news quote, i didn't say that things are worse except he did days earlier quite a few times. we've g
"hardball." >>> good evening. i'm chuck todd sitting in for chris matthews. can't we all just get along? government in minnesota shut down lock outs. democrats aent republicans aren't remotely close to an agremt on the debt ceiling and cats and dogs still aren't living together. we don't seem to be able to agree on anything. dem krts and republicans are waiting for the other side it blink on raising the debt ceiling and the mere prospect of result has real life implications for the rest of us. interest rates and economic recovery. are the two parties really willing to play roulette with the u.s. and global economy? if the u.s. even come close, it could open the door to a serious run by an independent. not since ross perot have we seen anything like it. so on this independence day we ask, could we see a real run by a third party candidate. >>> plus, did mitt rommy put on the plip flip-flops again? romney said, i didn't say that things are worse, except that he did just days earlier. quite a few times. we have it all on tape. we put it together in an independence day panel of experts to l
tomorrow. stick around for "the daily rundown" with mr. chuck todd. >>> president obama nips talk of a short term budget deal in the bud. calls leaders back to the white house. define big. a fresh new hampshire poll out find mitt romney holding strong. both in the primary and general but michelle bachmann has made big gains. is it time for republicans to start rally ago rounds a single candidate? some leaders think so. we'll ask the head of the republican party whether he agrees. and look at these pictures. it's a massive -- this is real. not special effects. 50 mile dust storm. it envelopes phoenix, arizona. downed trees. delayed flights. cut off power to thousands. not rain, folks. dust. wednesday, july 6, 2011. i'm chuck todd. let me get to my first reads of the morning. the idea of a short term debt deal gaining momentum in the senate. president nipped that talk in the bud. >> heard reports that there may be some in congress who want to do just enough to make sure that america avoid defaulting on our debt in the short term but then wants to kick the can down the road when it c
when these talks began? >> chuck, i don't know what the end game is going to be. could take another turn. i'm not sure exactly where all the dynamics between the house and the senate are right now. what i do know is that the president said today that he still held out hope to try to get a grand bargain. speaker boehner said the same thing of course in the next breath, speaker boehner said he wasn't willing to close any of his corporate tax loopholes which have been an obstacle to get the deal done. again, i think there's a growing consensus that something will be pulled together, but i think there's a whole lot of -- there are a lot of hurdles along the way to go. >> president in the press conference finally put some detail os the speculation on what it is exactly he put on the table when it comes to entitlements. here's what he said about medicare means testing. >> we've said that we are willing to look at all those approaches. i've laid out some criteria in terms of what would be acceptable. so, for example, i've said very clearly that we should make sure that current beneficiarie
democrats to fill in the gap? what do you say? >> right. the key question there, chuck, is whether there's a sense of fair fnesses and balance. again, whether folks at the high end of the income scale are beginning to contribute going back to the rates we saw during the clinton administration, in a time when the economy was booming. democrats are are prepared to make hard choices. at george washington university the president put on a table a plan that did over $4 trillion in savings over a 12-year period, cuts orn the domestic discretionary but also recognizing that we have to deal with the defense side of the equation. we had a hearing in the budget committee yesterday which was somewhat promising because on a bipartisan basis people recognized there are savings to be made on the pentagon side of the equation. so tough decisions will be made. we have offered ways to strengthen medicare, for example, by giving medicare the same kind of bargaining rights that the veterans administration has when it comes to prescription drugs, things like that. >> had when it comes to this tax deal, it s
>>> we all know how it's going to end. let's play "hardball." >>> good evening. i'm chuck todd here at the white house. it's a beautiful day. let's have class outside. in tonight for chris matthews. leading off, the adult in the room. that's how president obama is trying to portray himself. the calm daddy trying to discipline the group of unruly children on the other side of pennsylvania avenue. the president again positioned himself as the sensible centrist, insisting the public agrees with him on not just cuts, but taxes, and that republicans in congress are dug in for ideological reasons. the fact is we all know how it's going to end with the debt ceiling being raised, no real big agreement on spending and taxes. all that's left now is about a week of political posturing. plus what would happen politically if no deal was reached and the u.s. does default? would voters blame the president for a faltering economy or hold republicans responsible for refusing to make a deal? the answer to that could determine who wins the 2012 election. also, let's go to the videotape. michelle bachm
hill. chuck todd was there covering it correspondent and he joins us by phone from washington. i know you've been up late. thanks so much for getting up this morning. >> hey, "way too early." >> it all blends together for you at this point. already, chuck, help us out. john boehner is behind closed doors fighting the tea party trying to get the extra votes. he can't come up with them last night. what changes today? how is he going to convince them to come around on this bill? >> they're contemplating two, quote, fixes to the boehner bill to try to make it amenable to anywhere from two to eight republicans that they are short of these conservatives. the two fixes have to do with a sharper cut in pell grant money, pell grants, what you get -- a lot of college students use that to help pay for college. government loans. and the second is potentially turning this issue of the balanced budget amendment and in their bill saying it has to actually be sent to the states. actually pass before the house and senate before they'll consider one more debt ceiling vote. the bill was already dead on
early. let's play "hardball." >>> good evening. i'm chuck todd sitting in for chris matthews. leading off tonight. can't we all just get along. the government in minnesota, shut down. lockouts in both the nfl and nba. democrats and republicans aren't remotely close a debt ceiling and cats and dogs still aren't living together. we don't seem to be able to agree on anything. democrats and republicans are waiting for the other side to blink on raising the debt ceiling and the mere prospect of default has real life implications, oh, for the rest of us, interest rates and the economic recovery. but the two parties, are they really willing to play roulette with the u.s. and global economy. 23 the u.s. government defaults on its debt or comes close, discuss with disgust may become so great it could open a door to a serious run for an independent. not since ross perot have we seen anything like to. on this independence day weekend, we ask, could we find a real run for an independence day party candidate? and talking about president obama's handling of the economy, romney told nbc news, quote,
fireworks come early, let's play "hardball." >>> good evening. i'm chuck todd sitting in for chris matthews. leading off tonight. can't we all just get along? government in minnesota shut down. lock outs in the nfl and nba. democrats and republicans aren't remotely close to an agreement on the debt ceiling and cats and dogs still aren't living together. we don't seem to be able to agree on anything. democrats and republicans are waiting for the other side. blink on raising the debt ceiling and the mere prospect of result has real life implications for the rest of us. interest rates and economic recovery. are the two parties really willing to play roulette with the u.s. and global economy? if the u.s. even come close, it could open the door to a serious run by an independent. not since ross perot have we seen anything like it. so on this independence day we ask, could we see a real run by a third party candidate. >>> plus, did mitt rommy put on the flip-flops again? talking about president obama handing the economy, romney said i didn't say that things are worse, except that he did
their long road to recovery. >> wisdom, these are no ordinary men. we have mike and chuck ryan. they say they were born into fire fighting. the sons of firefighters and to understand the arrest, you need to understand what it's like to be a firefighter. >> the night before you go to work, getting ready to go to walt disney world. that's how excited you are to go to work. i don't think there's another job. you don't consider the people you work with your coworkers. >> mike severe and chuck ryan -- around 12:30 a.m., search for victims in a burning building while others extinguished the flames. but this fire would not be tamed. >> it was working its way towards us and it was moving pretty quick and we saw that it was getting real bad and getting ready to flash. i remember a flash and we all went to the floor because at this point when it flashes, everything is on fire. everything. we could see each other's face and we knew when he had to get out. we didn't think there was an option of not getting out. >> they crawled and felt for an exit. mike found the door, but once out, he realized
capitol hill. and across town we go to our chief white house correspondent, our political director chuck todd, who's been talking to both sides in these talks. and chuck, this was compared again today to something we have all done, pay down just the interest on the credit card for that month because the bolder and sometimes impossible thing to do is pay it all off for that month. >> reporter: that's right, the bottom line, brian, is they're farther apart today than they were yesterday, than they were thursday, than they were wednesday. speaker boehner and president obama were concocting secret deals or potential secret deals on the golf course. at this point, what happened today at these meetings, mostly he had eric cantor, the number two guy in the house walking through what he believed were the cuts that they agreed to. they only got to $1.7 trillion over ten years, that's a lot of money, but us doesn't meet the threshold that speaker boehner said and it didn't include any tax increases. at one point, president obama said to eric cantor, i'm not going to cut programs for college studen
correspondent chuck todd. chuck, of course, listened to it from up here. they think they have the momentum, all of it on this side of washington. is the view the same where you are? >> reporter: the view is the same. the reality is setting in that the best the white house can hope for is that the democrats in the u.s. senate stick together and stay by harry reid, even if the boehner bill passes. clearly john boehner was rallying conservatives today, on talk radio trying to rally votes. now, tomorrow, if it passes, we're going to expect harry reid to do one of two things. he will either hurry up and introduce boehner's vote, let it get its up or down vote and get it voted down and move to his plan, or i'm told he could very well accept the boehner bill and then start amending it and trying to get rid of what is the major sticking point, which is this idea of having another debt limit vote in six to nine months, which, of course, the white house does not want. and that's still the sticking point, how do you create this so-called trigger, brian? >> i couldn't find anybody up here willing to say th
:00 a.m. chuck bell standing by in the weather center with an update. chuck, how hot did it get today? >> another day in the record books, that's all that matters. we keep breaking one record after another. we set a record before the sun even came up this morning. the overnight low temperature at national airport dropped to only 84 degrees. that's a record high overnight low temperature for the date. and i suspect i'm going to be look through the record books, and i think it will tie the warmest high temperature ever in washington, tied with one other day when we only dropped to 84. right now we're at 100 degrees at national airport. 99 manassas. 99 fairfax. 95 in gaithersburg. indices a touch better than yesterday, but still dangerously hot, nearly 100 to 110 degrees in just abouten neighborhood. a couple of lonesome thunderstorms primarily down to the south, and some up near the pennsylvania line. they should be fading away with time. we'll talk about that in the complete forecast coming up. >>> several people were rushed to the hospital for heat problems at the civil war re-enactme
. >>> our chief white house correspondent political director chuck todd is with us tonight from the white house. chuck, it seems to me there are almost two planes going on here. number one, the problem itself, and it couldn't be more important the various plans and solutions and theories on how to fix it. but number two, the toxic event this has become in our country. >> reporter: that's right. and the president is going to talk about the toxic part of this to declare that washington is at a stalemate. he's going to make the case that boehner's plan can't pass the senate, may not even be able to get through the house, that's still unclear. and that reid's plan probably won't even get through the senate and certainly can't get through the house. so the purpose of the speech tonight is not substance. there isn't going to be a new plan that the president is going to lay out. there isn't going to be, for instance, a plan to talk about how the government is preparing for default if god forbid that happens a week from today. but instead he's going to make the case that we're at a stalemate, we
let me finish with a solution right in front of their nose. chuck, who holds the cards now? >> right now we're looking at a group of republican senators that are ready to potentially deal with harry reid. that's what this could come down to. could come down in the next few hours. there are people publicly today that came out for cutting a deal john thune from south dakota, bob corker of tennessee, roy blunt of missouri, scott brown of massachusetts. i didn't even mention the main republicans who most people assume would be available for a potential crossover appeal. but i can tell you this right now, harry reid is dangling a lot of things to try to attract republicans. a few more cuts up front. a promise of a vote on a balanced budget amendment. not linking passage to the next round of cuts. making quote, the trigger stronger for the second round of deficit reduction. all this is about one thing that the white house cares about, getting rid of the second debt ceiling vote that would take place in six to nine months if john boehner and mitch mcconnell got the bill that they wanted. >>
, what will you found when you step outside this morning? meteorologist chuck bell is here with an answer to that. what do you say? >> just a touch of heat and humidity first thing this morning. it will be a warm day but not as hot as yesterday. a balancing act here for today. yesterday, 97 degrees. but the documents are back in the 50s. today they have climbed into the upper 60s. heat index will be out there this afternoon. 85 degrees in washington with a heat index of 88. suburbs dropped well into the 70s. upper 60s in the panhandle this morning. everybody now climbing into the upper 70s and low 80s thanks to the sun which has been up three hours. radar shows there's showers on the lower parts of the eastern shore. they're not going to be bothering us. storms way down between richmond and lynchburg. culpepper, fredericksburg. around washington today, high and dry. temperatures this afternoon into the 90s. good weather today and tomorrow at the beaches. most of the upcoming week looks pretty nice. if this is your week of vacation, enjoy it. >> thank you, chuck. >> all right. >> we're fol
's "morning joe." stick around because we go to chuck todd. put your little hand in mind ♪ there ain't no hill or mountain we can't climb ♪ >> okay, campers, rise and shine, don't forget your sunscreen, because it's hot out there. that's right, welcome to washington's groundhog day, it's a new day, but the debt ceiling standoff is going nowhere, and it's going nowhere fast. the hard sell, speaker boehner is going back to the drawing board after his plan came up short on spending cuts and he came up short on votes. brace yourself for a ten, 20 or 30-day extension. it's wednesday july 27. coming up, we'll get the very latest on this game of let's make a deal. from democratic senator chuck schumer, we can't get our debt ceiling raised and we're all by ourselves. let's go to my first read of the morning. hurry up and wait. let's flash back to speaker boehner less than 24 hours ago. >> i think we're going to have some work to do to get it passed, but i think we can do it. >> the house vote planned for today not happening and the plan is to vote tomorrow, plan, that is, this comes after
daily rundown" with mr. chuck todd. >> well, it's the closest we're ever going to get to a national debate on the debt ceiling. it was the president and the speaker in primetime. but with just one week left until the deadline, are we actually any closer to a solution? by the way, where are the votes? with prominent tea party blasting the plan, a path of 217 that doesn't include more than a handful of democrats? and chris christie goes to iowa. he's not running. we know that. but we keep for getting to compliment the current field. hmm. what's he up to? good morning from washington. i'm chuck todd. what a spectacle last night. let's get to our first reads. the word of the day, it's dysfunction after weeks and months of intense negotiations. not only are we not closer to a deal, we might be farther away from one. listen to the two men speaking last night, the president and the speaker. >> despite our disagreements, republican leaders and i have found common ground before and i believe that enough members of both parties will ultimately put politics aside and help us make progress. >>
>> we'll see you back here tomorrow, stick right here for "the daily rundown" with mr. chuck todd. >>> 21 days and counting until d day, default day and the partisan divide is wider than what it comes to raising the debt ceiling than it's ever been. and democrats insisting that some tax hikes have to be included before they vote for the cuts. plus, if it's tuesday, then there's voting somewhere and today the voting is -- all eyes on a special election in california's 36th u.s. house district. the howhere campaign ads are so outrageous we can't hair them. and the half brother of hamid karzai is assassinated with a friend with a k-47. he was a key power broker in the fight with the taliban. we're live from kabul. it's tuesday, july 12th. let's get right to the first reads of the morning. we start with the deadlock. this afternoon the two sides are farther apart than they've ever been. they were farther apart yesterday when -- then they were even sunday and farther apart sunday then they were thursday. the question is whether the daily meetings are going to continue. the president sa
. >> have a great weekend everybody. still around for chuck todd and more lawrence o'donnell. >>> it's the end game. white house meetings are over. perhaps for now the heat gets turned down. the senate works on the solution. will anyone come out of this looking like a winner. battle is over until november 2012. >>> as for the president, he's headed for the podium again. third press conference in 17 days, but not before the republicans hit their spinout. speaker boehner and cantor expected to talk any minute now. happy birthday msnbc, born 15 years ago today. you'll never believe who was a guest on the very first show on this network. he joins us for this hour for a trip down memory lane. >>> good morning, it's friday, july 15th, 2011. i'm chuck todd. i'm excited about carmageddon. thank god i don't live in l.a. consider it an arm sift. nobody has won. nobody has lost too badly. why the negotiations on the federal debt are over. the band-aid plan is starting to take shape. the boundaries of a dmz are being drawn. the larger battle, the cold war is years from being settled. here read a
rundown" with chuck. >> holiday hangover, a month to go before the u.s. hits the debt ceiling. a week after being scolded by the president, both houses of congress come back this week. is it to hammer out a budget compromise or simply continue rhetorical sledgehammering of each other. >>> what's more american that parades, apple pie and hot dogs? try campaigning. rallied in pennsylvania, and of course shook hands in new hampshire, where the first of what could be many intriguing accidental run-ins between rivals took place. >>> how straight are the candidates being with us today? the truth index this morning, it's tuesday, july 5th, 2011. i'm chuck todd. let's get to my first in the morning. we're going to begin with the reason why members of the house and senate are back on capitol hill. the headlines like this. but with two and a half weeks to make a deal on the debt before the july 22nd white house imposed deadline, a grand bargain is looking very elusive. senior administration officials will be passing around this ad as i say. this is the mother of although brainers, but we can ha
too early, it's "morning joe," stick around, it's chuck todd and "the daily rundown." have a good weekend. >>> place your bets. it's the bush tax cuts versus the obama health care plan. a final debt deal might put each party's favorite prize on the table as a penalty for inaction. >>> and here's a quote for you. it was a negotiation. i don't mean to sound negative, but it isn't exactly like christmas has come along here. no, that's not a member of congress or the west wing staff. that's dallas cowboys' owner jerry jones talking about the nfl labor fight. sure fits the bill, though, here in washington, d.c., about how the debt deal is being received. >>> the 2012 presidential race, some of the front-runners might not like the headlines they're getting, mitt romney sounding like president obama on the economy. >>> and drawing the line, we're geeking out today over -- wait for it -- redistricting. the pivotal states that could actually shift the balance in the house in 2013. why the new maps may be getting a little more blue. >>> good morning from washington. it's friday, july 22nd,
joe." stick around for "the daily rundown" with chuck todd. >> if you at first don't succeed try try again. speaker john boehner gets ready to bring his revised debt limit bill to the floor for a vote. but is it dead on arrival in the senate? with the august 2nd deadline looming there's only one hard part about playing chicken, knowing when to swerve. who's it going to be? and four straight days of market losses. the world is watching. are they losing faith that a deal can happen? good morning from washington, it's thursday, july 28th, 2011. i'm chuck todd. this is day one of six this is it kind of days. the beginning, not the end of the end. let's get to my first reads of the morning, call it a jam session. house republicans want to jam the senate, democrats want to jam the house, we expect a house vote some time today on speaker boehner's revised debt limit bill. we expect it will pass. won't be easy but he's going to get the votes. speaker pushing hard to unit his conference and using colorful language to get his folks behind him. some republicans, though, are frustrated by the te
in washington, the other end of pennsylvania avenue. our chief white house correspondent chuck todd. >> reporter: everybody is waiting for john boehner to sign off on this deal. it goes right to what kelly's reporting. it's this issue of how deep would the defense cuts be, not just in the deal itself in the first part, but also in the size of it, in the so-called trigger. you heard truchuck schumer talk about having the sharp-edged sword hanging over the head. because you're not going to have taxes hanging over to compel this super committee to work, the other solution was the threat of pretty deep defense cuts. well, now house republicans are balking and there's a lot of hang wri hand wringing over this. this has been an odd soap opera today. the first part of the day everyone thought it was democrat k holding off on the deal. republicans were saying they're there, they're there, they're there. then democrats signed on. all of the sudden they're balking. if issue goes back to the same issue we've been dealing with for weeks. how does this get through the house? nobody has a path yet. >> yet ano
report. >>> and on news 4 meet organization chuck bell another day in the heat today. the heat continues to build getting into monday and tuesday. be ready for it. my forecast is coming up. >>> the new york police department made an arrest at a break-in at the ed sullivan theater. a 22-year-old man smashed the theater's glash glass doors pried open a metal door and made his way into the lobby. charged with burglary and criminal mischief. it's home for "the late show with david letterman" where's taped. >>>ed duke and dutchors of cambridge are wrapping up their first official visit to the united states. they spent the day with a group of kids at inner city arts in los angeles. they talked with kids and made artwork of their own. up next a stop at service mission that helps military veterans finds jobs. >> they are the front line of a remarkable relationship between the united kingdom, the united states and canada, which is safeguarded our freedoms for a century. >> in all, the royals only spent about 48 hours in los angeles but a very busy schedule. they attended six events and return hom
problems seems to be slipping away. chief white house correspondent chuck todd now joins us. chuck? >> reporter: ann, it wasn't the heat, it was the debt ceiling here in washington. lots of heated rhetoric. it got ugly and even a bizarre proposal in congress that could be a back doorway to solve the crisis. here's the president in an interview with cbs about social security checks. >> i cannot guarantee that those checks go out on august 3rd if we haven't resolved this issue because there may simply not be the money in the coffers. >> but a meeting just ended with those congressional leaders here at the white house and they have opened their minds up to this back-up plan idea. it came from the mind of mitch mcconnell, the senate republican leader which essentially would create instead of a vote of approval on debt ceiling, it would become a vote of disapproval to stop it. it's odd, but everybody seems signed on to it. it's the new backup plan, ann. >> chuck todd in washington. thanks so much for your reporting on the story. >>> now let's turn to the phone hacking scandal in britain
happens next? chuck todd is white house chief correspondent and political collector. chuck, who holds the cards now? >> reporter: right now we're looking at a group of republican senators that are ready to potentially deal with harry reid. that's what this could come down to. could come down in the next few hours, to be honest. but there are people publicly today that came out for cutting a deal, including john thune from south dakota, murkowski of alaska. roy blunt of missouri. i didn't mention the main republicans most assume would be available for potential crossover appeal. i can tell you this right now, harry reid is dangling a lot of things to try to attract republicans pap few more cuts up front. a promise of a vote on the balanced budget amendment, not linking passage to the next round of cuts. making the "trigger e" stronger for the second round reef duction. of course, all this is about one thing that the white house tears about. giding rid of the second debt ceiling vote that would take place in six to nine months if john boehner and mitch mcconnell got the bill they want.
and political director chuck todd. chuck, how much influence has the tea party had in moving republicans away from this idea of a $4 trillion package of cuts? >> they had a lot of influence, lester. the reason why speaker boehner had to bakeck away from the ide of grand bargain, over the last 48 hours both parties have been taking the temperature of their bases when it comes to democrats trying to figure out if there was support for some of these tough medicare and social security cuts and republicans trying to figure out if they could do massive tax reform that, in the long run, would bring in a trillion dollars in tax revenues that would go to deficit reduction. and the bottom line is john boehner's deputy, eric cantor, was very skeptical. and he didn't have the support. boehner didn't have the support. if he had had the support and the political capital, we wouldn't be in the situation we're in. >> he doesn't get the support. this is in many ways a test of his leadership. how does he do? >> he decided not to test his leadership. that's the issue here, lester. he made the decision that he d
chuck bell joins us with the details on that. and i know you posted on facebook that you were running this time yesterday morning. >> yes. almost this exact same time yesterday, just after 6:00 a.m. and it seemed like a good idea at the time, but, wow, was it hot. and there was a reason that i ran yesterday and the day before is because now every other run this summer will be easier than that. >> i guess that makes some sense. but still, even today, it will just be so difficult to do any of that stuff. >> i even cut back on my amount of running because it was just so hot out there. and we're in sort of the same steam bath this weekend. so welcome to your weekend, everybody. i don't know how to describe it any more than just to say be ready for another day in the cook cooker, although i don't likelele likelthink it will be quite as intense as yesterday. 85 at 6:00 a.m. with a heat index of 89. fortunately our dew points have slid down just a little bit, but it's not helping much. current heat index values across the region generally in the upper 70s to low 80s, but a lot of spots insid
degrees. >> chuck, thank you. well, of course this extreme heat has a lot of people trying to get out and get stuff done early. news 4's derrick ward is live at dupont circle for us this morning. derrick, i feel bad. three days in a row you've been doing this heat thing. >> well, i appreciate the empathy. it makes me a little bit cooler. not a whole lot, though. thermometer showing 86 degrees. 90 before noon. i think we will make it. to get a idea how hot it is, metro is relaxing some of its rules. you know bottom line it's hot. they are relaxing as it pertains to water. they will give you a pass on that. however, they are asking that you dispose of your bottles properly using trash receptacles. they have brought more staff in to make sure they have escalators and elevators that are working and air-conditioning on cars. that had been the issue for the last couple days as well. however, you know, folks, still want to get out and away. not everyone is using the subway. one guy, despite the heat, is still manage to go get in some exercise. >> normally i'll ride any time of the day. now b
through the weekend? chuck bell here with the answers. and i want you to lie to me. >> okay. here's the deal. it will be a hot weekend, but not quite as crazy hot as it was yesterday. yesterday was probably the hottest of the stretch here going into this weekend. just like last week when friday was the hottest day but saturday and sunday were just a touch better, sort of the same thing this weekend. so 104 yesterday. the all-time record high temperature at national airport is only 106. we've only been there twice and the last time was in 1930. so it's been a long time since we've been anywhere near that high. outside right now on a beautiful saturday morning, sun is just about ready to sneak up in the eastern sky. 81 degrees our current temperature at national airport. good news is we have a nice breeze out there. yesterday afternoon, the breeze was quite refreshing. today we'll have much the same. high temperatures this afternoon will once again be well up into the 90s. current early morning top temperature, 81 in town, 73 in culpepper and gaithersburg 77 degrees. heat indices no
blue. >>> good morning from washington. it's friday, july 22nd, 2011. i'm chuck todd. july 22nd, a very important date to me. i'll tell you later. >>> let's get right to my first reads of the morning. now we know there are really two sticking points holding up the debt ceiling deal. substance and ego. we'll start with ego. the house and the senate are each selling something that the other side won't buy supposedly. but as speaker boehner realized that the mcconnell/reid plan wouldn't fly in the house at all, he came back around to a bigger bargain and decided that he and cantor were better off cutting a deal directly. possibly $3 trillion in spending cuts. now, the senate, it was -- when history is written on this, the idea of the mitch mcconnell fail-safe plan actually motivated some of the base in the house, boehner's base, in the tea party caucus, to say, hey, wait a minute, we didn't come here to givek(q the presid more power when it comes to spending. we came here to try to cut spending, brought boehner, brought the white house back to the table, back to talking about something big
for chuck todd and "the daily rundown." >>> london calling. rupert murdoch faces parliament as the uk media hacking scandal deepens. more resignations moshgs questions and now an early whistle-blower is dead. the news corps chief testimony, will it make things better or worse? headed across the pond. we're going to find out this hour. >>> back here in the state. cue the blame game. the debt deal is coming and nobody likes it. will anyone come out of this looking good? >> and her first appearance since taking the reins of her party. >>> it's tuesday, july 19, 2011, i'm chuck todd. let's get to my first story, the debt talk. it's the beginning of the blame game. a deal to avoid a default will likely come at the last minute and virtually no one and the finger pointing is starting early. yesterday. berkshire hathaway warren buffett chided leaders for missing a big opportunity. >> i think that any plan that simply says, you know, think about this later essentially, and we're going to try and figure out how things went wrong to blame it on the other party is a terrible mistake. we cannot go to au
it is? >> it's "morning joe." stick around right now for "the daily rundown" with chuck. >>> well, it's like kenny rogers says. you've got to know when to hold them and know when to fold them. speaker boehner's time at table is quickly running out. will he walk away or will he jun the world and the markets are watching. just four days left until the debt limit deadline. >>> plus -- >> any bottlehead can stand up here, you know, and say the right words. as a republican candidate. >> well, we've been distracted here in washington things are getting hot out on the campaign trail. and tim pawlenty is not the only one starting to aim fire internally. good morning from washington. it's friday. july 29th, 2011. i'm chuck todd. what a 24 hours. right to my first read of the morning. it's as fluid as it can get. many house republicans were ready and willing last night but weren't able to bring speaker boehner's bill to the floor for a vote. rules committee chairman david dryor sized up the situation late last night. >> as we all know, we were expecting a vote this evening, and the votes obviou
package. i don't know what the speaker or mr. mcconnell are willing to do at this point. chuck todd. >> mr. president, this process got kind of ugly in the last week and it appears from the outside that things even got a little futile at these meetings. any regrets on your role on how this went and $4 trillion over ten years and spent the last six months selling that, the balance package to the american people? >> no. first of all, i think this notion that things got ugly is just not true. we've been meeting every single day and we have had very constructive conversations. you know, the american people are not interested in reality tv aspects of who said what and did somebody's feelings get hurt. they're interested in solving the budget problem and the deficit and the debt. so, that may be good for chatter in this town. it's not something that folks out in the country are obsessing about. i think with respect to simpson, it was important for us to, it would not have happened i had not set up the structure for it, as you may recall. this is bipartisan legislation that some of the republican
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. the temperatures going to be dropping. chuck bell live in the weather center with an update for us tonight. what's the good word, chuck? >> all right, craig, our flirting with record high temperatures is just about done with us after the last couple of days, we were up into the upper 90s on thursday, but the record was 104, so we didn't break that. on friday, though, we had a high of 102. the record was 103. so we missed it by one. today, the record was 101. but we made it to 102, so we broke it by one. tomorrow, the record's 101, and i'm forecasting 97. so we'll be close, but i don't think that we'll get the cigar tomorrow. right now still 88 degrees in downtown washington with heat index values still hovering right around the 95-degree mark. so very uncomfortable stuff out there. the heat advisory is posted for all afternoon and early evening tomorrow. how much cooler and when? that part of the forecast coming up. >> chuck, we'll come back to you in a few moments, thanks, buddy. what's worse than being outside of this heat, how about not able to escape it in the inside in the cool a.c., what h
correspondent and political director chuck todd joins us now. chuck, we heard there that troops there are putting a face to this issue of what happens if the u.s. can't pay its bills. does this or anything like this have any effect on lawmakers in these final hours? >> reporter: if it doesn't it should. i have to say that was pretty sobering to see. i read about this, knew what admiral mullen had said in response to this question. but when you see it and you see those young faces and you know those are young families, you've got to think this does have an impact at end of the day. we already know about 15 republican senators who are not interested in keeping this standoff going any longer. >> as much drama as we're witnessing, in the back of i think a lot of our minds it's like well they'll figure it out. they always get right down to the wire and figure it out. how do they get there 72 hours from now to tuesday? how do they get there? >> reporter: obviously there's a dispute right now happening between senator reid and senator mcconnel. that relationship and their talks are not
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